In this session, vats of carrageenan, alum, ox-gall and inks will be pre-mixed for water-based marbling. Guidance will be provided by our expert instructor as well as references to design patterns. Participants are welcome to bring different kinds of paper to experiment with as well as cloth and wood. This style of workshop is great for those that would like to freely explore patterns in marbling such as: stone marble, nonpareil, bouquet, spanish wave and more!
Maximum paper/cloth and wood size: 20 x 28″
Prerequisite: Some experience in Marbling is recommended but not required.
Instructor: Liam Blackburn
A recent graduate of OCAD University’s Sculpture & Installation program, Blackburn’s practice is varied. He works in metal, wood and the fibre arts, and his practice includes metal casting, hand-forging, weaving, spinning, dyework, papermaking and bookbinding. Blackburn is interested in what can arise from the cross pollination of skill sets and perspectives on making at the intersection – or with the coexistence – of craft and fine art.
Open Sessions are designed as a casual setting in which the setup has been done by Paperhouse staff. While support is provided they are not a replacement for the more formalized classes and workshops. Instead they are meant to act as an opportunity to play using some of the techniques you learned in a previous class or as a taster to see if you would like to take a formal class. Some assistance will be provided but participants will be expected to work independently for the majority of the class. Materials are included in the price.